After a seven-year break, returning to the playoffs, New York Knicks tried to rehabilitate the loss in the first game of the series against Atlanta Hawks. Hawks were ahead of most of the match, still in the middle of the third quarter with 70:58. However, at the end of the third period, the Hawks attack began to slip and the home team took the opportunity to advance. Five minutes before the end, the Atlanta basketball players equalized for a short time (91:91), but Derrick Rose regained the lead from the Knicks and the Hawks scored only one point at the end of the fight. With the result 101:92 The Knicks won their first play-off since 2013.
Derik Rose stood out with 26 points, while Julius Rendls and Reggio Buloks scored 15 points. Neither Treja Young’s 30 points nor Bogdan Bogdanovich’s and Deander Hunter’s performance saved the Hawks from losing, with both Atlanta players scoring 18 points each.
Knicks fans already letting Trae Young have it 🗣 pic.twitter.com/ptCOtuuuXM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 26, 2021
After a month and a half break (ankle injury) Feelings of Jazz Donovan Mitchell returned to the ranks tonight. With his star in the rank, Utah laid a seemingly solid foundation for success in the first half. Even before the end of the half, the Jazz exceeded the 20-point lead. During the break, the team trained by Queen Snider went with a 74:54 advantage. However, sophomore Joe Morant was not ready to hang the white flag, and he and his teammates organized a chase. During the third quarter, Morant brought his team closer to one shot (95:98). Memphis Grizzlies the young basketball players, however, lacked the experience to be able to take over the management of the match. In the opening quarter, the best regular season team in the Western Conference increased their distance, taking the second game of the series to victory with 141:129, thus smoothing the series result.
Ja puts himself in good company 🔥 pic.twitter.com/4l6AhWqe5q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2021
In just the second playoff tournament, the 21-year-old Grizzlies match manager scored 47 points and distributed seven assists to his teammates. Counting 26 points in the first game of the series, Morant stood out with 73 points in his first two play-offs. Only Miniapolis Lakers star George Maikan, who is considered the first NBA star in the league’s history, has been able to gain more.
Dylan Brooks also played a productive match in the ranks of Memphis, accumulating 23 points, but the Lithuanian center Jons Valančūns scored 18 points. Meanwhile, the success of the Jazz with 25 points was forged by Donovan Mitchell. Rudy Gober scored 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Mike Conley stood out with 20 points and 15 assists.
The first round of the NBA playoffs
|A couple||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Game 5||Game 6||Game 7||In the series|
|76ers – Wizards||125:118||120:95.||30.05.||01.06.||2-0|
|Nets – Celtics||104:93||130:108||29.05.||31.05.||2-0|
|Bucks – Heat||109: 107p||132:98||28.05.||29.05.||2-0|
|Knicks – Hawks||105:107||101:92||29.05.||30.05.||1-1|
|Jazz – Grizzlies||109:112||141:129||30.05.||01.06.||1-1|
|Suns – Lakers||99:90||102:109||28.05.||30.05.||1-1|
|Nuggets – TrailBlazers||109:123||128:109||28.05.||29.05.||1-1|
|Clippers – Mavericks||103:113||121:127||29.05.||31.05.||0-2|